What inspired Herman Miller employees to build a "green" house?

Jan 26, 2011 9:15 AM ET

We take community service seriously. Our employees seek out volunteer opportunities in the community, and we allow each of them sixteen paid hours a year to work with the charitable organizations of their choice. Herman Miller people regularly take part in initiatives ranging from highway and river cleanups to youth mentoring programs. Herman Miller sets goals for the number of employee volunteer hours we contribute annually to our communities. Our yearly goal is 10,000 hours, and through some of the efforts described below we exceeded that goal by more than 3,600 hours. We report our progress in meeting these goals to the CEO.


To learn more about how we contribute to our communities, check out our Better World Report.

About Herman Miller
Herman Miller works for a better world around you by designing and developing award-winning furniture and related services and technologies that improve your environment, whether it’s an office, hospital, school, home, an entire building, or the world at large. In fiscal 2010, the company generated $1.3 billion in revenue. More than 100 years of innovative business practices and a commitment to social responsibility have established Herman Miller as a recognized global company. In 2010, the company was again cited by FORTUNE as both the “Most Admired” in its industry and among the “100 Best Companies to Work For” in America, while FastCompany named Herman Miller among its 2010 “Innovation All-Stars.” Herman Miller trades on the NASDAQ Global Select Market under the symbol MLHR.